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Kames heads west to America

Kames heads west to America

Kames Capital is heading out west to the US, offering American investors access to two global equity strategies.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Guernsey wealth manager swoops on $1.7bn in US assets

Guernsey wealth manager swoops on $1.7bn in US...

Guernsey-based European Wealth, an integrated wealth management group, is to acquire a US broker network with US$1.7bn (€1.44bn,£1.29bn) assets under management and re-brand itself.

Published : 11, Oct 2017
ANALYSIS: Is the Trump trade back on?

ANALYSIS: Is the Trump trade back on?

Faith in the “Trump trade” faded during the summer, as controversy crowded out policy, but it has sparked back to life as the administration lays out plans for a significant overhaul of the US tax system.

Published : 5, Oct 2017
Aegon opens Mexican asset manager

Aegon opens Mexican asset manager

Dutch insurer Aegon and its North American subsidiary Transamerica are setting up a Mexican asset management joint venture with the same firm that partnered with Lombard International to launch a life company earlier this year.

Published : 5, Oct 2017
Guardian Wealth enters US market

Guardian Wealth enters US market

Guardian Wealth Management has launched its first office in the United States, based in Miami, as part of its global expansion programme.

Diamond backed cryptocurrency exposed

Diamond backed cryptocurrency exposed

Two so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) backed by investments in real estate and diamonds have been shut down by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Published : 2, Oct 2017
Rich get richer: global high net worth wealth hits $64trn

Rich get richer: global high net worth wealth...Lock icon

The global wealth of high net worth individuals rose by 7.5% in 2016, presenting an opportunity for wealth managers and technology firms, according to the Capgemini World Wealth Report 2017.

Published : 29, Sep 2017
Hawkish Fed to taper from next month

Hawkish Fed to taper from next month

The US Federal Reserve announced it will begin to unwind its quantitative easing programme in October, and said another rate hike this year is likely despite persistently low inflation.

Published : 21, Sep 2017
UK manager targets US wealthy

UK manager targets US wealthy

UK-based James Hambro & Partners has launched a new investment management service for American clients.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
How Trump has helped EM equity managers

How Trump has helped EM equity managers

Donald Trump’s administration has presented more opportunities than problems for emerging market equity managers, argues GAM’s Tim Love.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
FBI arrests radio show host in $5.6m investment fraud

FBI arrests radio show host in $5.6m investment...

The co-host of a US sports radio show has been arrested by the FBI on investment fraud-related charges in connection with an alleged fake ticket scam that he started after accumulating millions in gambling debts.

Published : 6, Sep 2017
Asset manager vindicated in mammoth £1bn Guernsey court case

Asset manager vindicated in mammoth £1bn Guernsey...

US-based The Carlyle Group has won a civil case against claims it was in breach of its duties in the management of a Guernsey fund leading to total investment losses in the 2008 global financial crash.

US Republicans lobby to scrap Fatca and tax on citizens abroad

US Republicans lobby to scrap Fatca and tax on...Lock icon

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has urged president Donald Trump to replace citizenship-based taxation, and therefore scrap the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca), in his tax reform package.

Published : 4, Sep 2017
'Harvey damage will force Fed to hold rates'

'Harvey damage will force Fed to hold rates'

The damage caused by hurricane Harvey will dampen US GDP growth to an extent that will force the Fed to forget about hiking rates further this year, it has been claimed.

Published : 4, Sep 2017
US regulator to examine ETP impact on markets and investors

US regulator to examine ETP impact on markets...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to examine the fast-growing market for exchange-traded products (ETPs) and its implications for investors in a forum with New York University.

Published : 1, Sep 2017
US tax workers jailed for using foreign IDs in $5m scam

US tax workers jailed for using foreign IDs in...

Three Americans have been convicted of using the stolen identities of foreign nationals to conspire to defraud the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of more than $5m (£3.9m, €4.2m) over the course of four years.

Published : 31, Aug 2017
Cayman-based Bernie Madoff feeder fund author of own demise

Cayman-based Bernie Madoff feeder fund author...

After a 12-week trial, liquidated Cayman Islands investment fund Primeo, which invested with infamous Ponzi scheme Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities (BLMIS), was found to be “to a very substantial degree the author of its own misfortune”, a judge has ruled.

Published : 31, Aug 2017
Investors hedge US equity positions

Investors hedge US equity positions

European investors have been responding to this year’s dollar weakness by hedging their investments in US equities, according to Morningstar data.

Published : 31, Aug 2017
US rapper faces 44 years in jail for $1.7m tax fraud case

US rapper faces 44 years in jail for $1.7m tax...

US rapper DMX, facing 44 years jail for a massive tax fraud, has been ordered to check into a rehabilitation facility to seek treatment after violating bail conditions.

Published : 25, Aug 2017
US adviser creates alter ego to defraud pro athlete over fees

US adviser creates alter ego to defraud pro athlete...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged an adviser with defrauding a professional athlete and his wife by deceiving them about the advisory fees they were paying and making up a person to testify to his goodwill.

Published : 23, Aug 2017

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